Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shelley Hack who played Tiffany Welles on the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

Shelley Hack was born July 6, 1947 in White Plains, New York.  She is well known as playing the role of Tiffany Welles on the TV show "Charlie's Angels".

Shelley Hack who played Tiffany Welles on the TV show "Charlie's' Angels"

Hack was a fashion model before she delved into acting.  She did a string of TV commercials including Revlon's Charlie perfume in the 1976.  The following year in 1977 she got her big screen debut in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" co-starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Shelley Duvall, Paul Simon,Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Christopher Walken, and Sigourney Weaver.

Shelley Hack modeled and did commercials for Revlon before entering the television and film world

Shelley went on to star in "If Ever I See You Again" co-starring Joseph Brooks, Jimmy Breslin, and Peter Billingsley in 1978.  It was in 1979 that Shelley landed the role of Tiffany Welles in the TV show "Charlie's Angels" co-starring with Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe), David Doyle (Tom Bosley), and occasionally, Farrah Fawcett-Majors (Jill Munroe). She was to fill the void left by Kate Jackson as she left he show to pursue other roles.  Shelley would stay on the show for only one season and would herself be replaced by Tanya Roberts who played new angel Julie Rogers.

Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles), Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), and Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe) in the fourth season of "Charlie's Angels"

During her run on "Charlie's Angels", Hack also starred in roles such as "Time After Time" co-starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner (1979); "Death Car on the Freeway" co-starring Frank Gorshin, Barbara Rush, Peter Graves, Dinah Shore, George Hamilton, Morgan Brittany, Abe Vigoda, and Hal Needham (1979); and "The Love Boat" starring Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan, Ted Lange, and Bernie Kopell (1980).

"Charlie's Angels" circa 1979-80 starring sitting: Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles) Standing: Farrah Fawcett (Jill Munroe), Jaclyn Smith (Kelley Garrett), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe), and David Doyle (Tom Bosley)
Shelley Hack then

Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles), David Doyle (Tom Bosley), and Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett) of the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

After "Charlie's Angels", Hack would get back into starring in movies such as "Vanities" co-starring Meredith Baxter and Annette O'Toole (1981); "The King of Comedy" co-starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, and Diahnne Abbott (1982); "Close Ties" co-starring Kim Darby, Christopher Guest, and Ann Dusenberry (1983); "Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer" co-starring Steve Allie Collura, Jean De Baer, Tracy Pollan, Stephen Mendillo, Richard Portnow, and George Segal (1983); "Found Money" co-starring Sid Caesar, Tony Devon, Dick Van Dyke, and Michael Earl (1983); "Cutter to Houston" starring Rhonda Aldrich, Patricia Allison, Jim Antonio, and Lynn Herring (1983); "Single Bars, Single Women" co-starring Tony Danza, Paul Michael Glaser, Keith Gordon, Christine Lahti, and Mare Winningham (1984); and "Kicks" co-starring Anthony Geary, Tom Mason, and Ian Abercrombie (1985).

Shelley Hack who played Tiffany Welles in the TV show "Charlie's Angels"
Shelley Hack

In 1986, Shelley began playing the role of Jackie Shea on the TV show "Jack and Mike" co-starring Tom Mason and Tricia O'Neil.  The show only lasted two seasons.  However, while she was involved with the show "Jack and Mike", Hack starred in productions such as "Troll" co-starring Michael Moriarty, Noah Hathaway, Phil Fondacaro, Anne Lockhart, June Lockhart, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1986); and "The Stepfather" co-starring Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Stephen Shellen, and Anna Hagan (1987); 

Shelley Hack model and TV star of the '80s

After "Jack and Mike", Hack starred in "Bridesmaids" co-starring Sela Ward, Brooke Adams, Jack Coleman, and Stephanie Faracy (1989); "Blind Fear" co-starring Jack Langedijk, Kim Coates, and Ron Lea (1989); "Me, Myself and I" co-starring JoBeth Williams, George Segal and Don Calfa (1992); "Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story" co-starring Patricia Wettig, Stephen Lang, Gina Hecht, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, and Joanna Cassidy (1992); "The Finishing Touch" co-starring Michael Nader, Arnold Vosloo, Art Evans, and Nancy Youngblut (1992); "Not in My Family" co-starring Joanna Kerns, Michael Brandon, Richard Gilliland, Dina Merrill, and Molly Orr (1993); "SeaQuest 2032" starring Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, and Stacy Haiduk (1993); "A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives" co-starring Paul Sorvino, Barbara Hale, Maud Adams, William R. Moses, Kim Alexis, Kathy Ireland, Beverly Johnson, and Paula Marshall (1993); "L.A. Law" starring Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Blair Underwood, Susan Ruttan, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, and Harry Hamlin (1994); and "Tales from the Crypt" starring (1994).

Shelley Hack

Finishing out her on-screen career, Shelley Hack starred in "Falling from the Sky: Flight 174" with William Devane, Scott Hylands, Gwynyth Walsh, and Mariette Hartley (1995); "Frequent Flyer" Jack Wagner, Nicole Eggert, Joan Severance, and Kalen Mills (1996);  "House Arrest" co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Kyle Howard (1996); and "Diagnosis Murder" starring Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke and Victoria Rowell.

Shelley Hack in 2008
Shelley Hack in 2009

After giving up acting, Shelley and her husband founded the production company "Smash Media" whose projects include "A Wedding for Christmas", "Your Big Break", "Vetted", "Motor City Blues", "The Expatriot", "No Return", "Zombie Blondes", and "The Price".

Shelley Hack now

Shelley Hack today


  1. Thanks a lot!!!!
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  2. Are you sure that's Shelley in the "Shelley Hack in 2009" photo?! It looks like a totally different woman (e.g. bigger eyes)!!!

    1. i thought so too! sounds right again. thanks for the posts...she's still wonderful as joe brooks told her in
      "if ever i see you again." she got a raw deal from charlie's season?? come on, no time to get to know audience. what fools they were!

    2. It looks like a blonde Barbara Bach.

  3. Looks like the same person to me. Same jaw line. Maybe the lighting is throwing you off... also people look totally different when they age!

  4. The woman in the "Shelley Hack in 2009" photo is Barbara Bach, Ringo Starr's wife. Barbara was rumoured to replace Kate Jackson on Charlie's Angels but, of course, Shelley got the role.

  5. You may be correct about the "Shelly Hack in 2009" photo. In doing my research it was labeled as Shelly Hack however. I sort of questioned it myself, but convinced myself that it was her. It looks awfully close!

  6. i loved shelley hack!!! still do, actually. they could say all they want but i thought when she was provided with a good story in "charlie's angels," she rocked and proved herself an adequate if not actually good replacement for kate jackson. and those publicity photos for "angels," wow, shelley looked so divinely beautiful and fashionable. i never get tired looking at these precious pictures.

  7. Shelley Hack had the misfortune of joining a show that not only was already slipping in popularity but was also now suffering from a public backlash over the firing of its acknowledged star and show leader, Kate Jackson. Production was in disarray and poor girl became a convenient scapegoat. But truth to tell, Shelley was never half as bad as they said she was. In her solo episodes, this new Angel acquitted herself very well. She looked every bit the rising star that she truly was. Many realized that after seeing Shelley's replacement, the wooden and awful Tanya Roberts who unquestionably drove the show straight to cancellation hell!

  8. I always like Shelley, she was easy to identify with.

  9. In the '90s, Shelly began to take an active role in political fund-raising. She began performing extensive work in national, state and municipal election organization and registration - focusing on bringing women into the political process. She gained vast experience working with American political candidates and in the political process of the United States in her home state California.

    In 1997, she formed Shelley Hack Media Consultancy (SHMC) a media consultancy firm that worked in pre- and post-conflict countries. It was a company that internationally specialized on projects that focused on the intersection between media and the development of civil society. She would go into war-torn countries and help them establish democracy through media, which was often done with the help of televised political debates. She started in Bosnia-Herzegovina and produced their first-ever televised presidential debates in 1997. She then produced other televised debates - in Sarajevo, Mostar and the two in Banja Luka. Then she became a registration and polling station supervisor in the 1997 Bosnia-Herzegovina elections.

    For the next ten years, Shelley worked extensively in the Balkans and Western Asia. SHMC embarked on various projects including: the transition of the Bosnian State television to a public broadcaster; the development of ethnic balance within the Bosnian television sector; the production of television debates and public presentation training for politicians; and the Turkish-Armenian reconciliation through print and television. In 2006, the company became involved in strategic planning for the tender of a Balkan bank with a wide ranging portfolio of assets.

    SHMC helped develop unbiased television, film, and associated media projects in war-torn and developing countries. Essentially, she helped develop television and film projects for foreign markets. And for two of those years, she helped the largest media conglomerate in Eastern Europe develop and build the latest film studio complex in the region.

  10. I agree. After seeing the episodes with Shelly Hack, I say she was well appricated like a good bottle of the best wine well over time. I'd say she truly came out on top in her final episodes particularly One love two angels where Kelly and Kris found themselves fighting over the same man who fell for both of them. It was up to Tiffany to save the day and she proved she could take command like bri would. It's a shame she was blamed for the shows downfall when it really was lame storylines and her chessy replacement that truly put the final nail in the coffin.

  11. Shelley is one of the brightest, talented, kindest, giving, caring, honorable people I have ever had the distinct pleasure to know!
    Her attributes are numerous, however, I personally know the tremendous contributions Shelley made in Reforming Media in Former Yugoslavia, which was a tremendous challenge at a minimum. Her dedication and sacrifice to reform in these war torn counties are admirable and selfless, to say the least!
    She remains a priceless & loving person, I am thankful and honored to call her my friend!

    1. You are a very lucky person, bas if she's lucky to have you as a friend, too. I've only ever seen Shelley in a few things, but always loved Charlie's Angels with her in it, and one of my favourite films is Troll